Saturday, December 12, 2009

real life?

So, I guess it takes one of 2 things to get me to blog:
1. spending at least 8 hours a day by myself in a foreign country with no other personal contact
2. the breaking of my furnace so as to trap me in my bed, under my covers, in my bedroom with an electric heater waiting for the furnace man to come for several hours.

The rarity of the two scenarios equates to the rarity of my blog posts.
But this "real life" stuff that occurs between my sporadic public cyber displays has taught me many things:

Real Life Revelation #1: Marriage is way better than it's cracked up to be

One year wedding anniversary celebrations

Real Life Revelation #2: Skydiving is much more terrifying in retrospect

My reaction to the event: pure disbelief that God let me survive

Real Life Revelation #3: My grandmother and sister's daughter like my husband more than me

Thanksgiving in D.C.

Real Life Revelation #4: My junior high teachers/counselors were wrong: friendships do last

Florida trip to visit Katie

Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner

Real Life Revelation #5: Jess has at least double the leg length of my own

Real Life Revelation #6: This really isn't a personal revelation, but a revelation in behalf of all those who doubted and were brought to the truth of the matter at my Quidditch Cup Birthday Party that Cassie, Chelsey and Liz (partial disbelievers themselves) threw>
The world of Harry Potter is not just for children and Quidditch can
be enjoyed with or without brooms
All you need are a couple of excellent friends who will commit crimes of theft in your behalf (for legality purposes said friends will remain anonymous).
You know who you are Cass.

The sorting of the teams

Slytherin Team Meeting

Real Life Revelation #7: Columbus Day Celebrations have been the best kept secret for the last 21 years of my life

Real Life Revelation #8: Trent sings like an angel

Real Life Revelation #9: By far the most rewarding DYI creation: Halloween Costumes

Magic School Bus anyone?

Warren Jeff's Crew
(Notice: Kel really knows how to give it to the camera.)

Tumnus and Lucy

That's at least 4 month's worth of blogging.



adam and jess clark said...

haha i sure was lovin that stick right in my crotch while driving around manatee island! loved your post...our friendship will stand the test of time

Cassie said...

Good girl Annie. I'm proud of you for biting the blogging bullet.

Revelation #29 Keeping a golden snitch in motion is a doozie.

Cassie said...

P.S. I think Nie Nie copied your white lit wreath. If that isn't a self-esteem boost, I don't know what is. (One thing I didn't see was where the lights went from the wreath. I wonder if they were carefully draped across her mantle as beautifully as yours?)

Cason and Marie said...

I wish I had as good of revelations as you. Loved this post! Friendships do last! Don't believe everything you hear. :) Love you!

Chelsey said...

As a junior high teacher, I guess I need to stop shattering young girls' dreams of being "Best Friends Forever." I stand corrected.

Rach said...

hahahaha okay Annie we both about died laughing looking at your Columbus day costumes! SO great! And we are happy to see you back in the blogging world, even if it is for a small moment. We'll be awaiting the next one in a few months! :)

Brandon and Katie said...

keep the updates coming!! i love you! so good to see you a little bit during the holidays.
speaking of crying- i experienced my first crazy emotional pregnancy syndrome today. haha i had to leave lucy (my sister's dog that i've grown attached to- i'm by far her favorite and i love her!!) i put her in her kennel when we were leaving for the airport and i started bawling. if i have that hard of a time leaving a dog, looks like i won't be vacationing for a long time unless i bring my baby with me!! haha love yoU!!!!! can't wait to move back so we can play more!

Maddie said...

Dear Annie,
I love your blog also. and I read it. so update some more : ) . you two are too cute and I just love you!

Kate and Peter Lowe said...

How fun! Looks like the last little while has been so much fun! You guys look so happy!

Kellee Marie Cook said...

Love this post. I am happy that the revelation that trent could sing really well made it because I was totally surprised and was clearly over confident in how well I knew him. jokes always on trent and I.

also, I'm happy to see that I am apart of a lot of these memories. The only pic missing is one of the tricycle.. wee ooh wee ooh wee ooh.

Jessica and Ryan Toolson said...

ANNIE! Such a fun looking at your blog!

Kate and Peter Lowe said...

Love the pictures!!! What a fun update! It was so so good to see you at the wedding reception. What a doll you are!

Stacey Sargent said...

hahaha this cracked me up. I miss you and Alex! And Yessss marriage is BETTER than it's cracked up to be! Much better!